Terrence "Terry" Lee Behrens, 60, died on Sept. 14, 2019, at home.
He was born Jan. 12, 1959, in Owatonna. He graduated from Claremont High School in 1977, then from Rochester Community College (Electrical Engineering Technology) and Winona State University (Computer Science).
Terry worked at Mayo Clinic from the spring of 1979 to his retirement in December 2014. He was a football referee, clerk for Kalmar township, owned his own business, and volunteered for many community activities. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Terry married Linda Kean on April 19, 1980, at St. Finbarr's Catholic Church in Grand Meadow. Terry and Linda moved to their rural Byron homestead in September 1980. They were blessed with three daughters, Taletha "Tally," Erica and Rachel.
Terry is survived by his parents, Luanne and Myron Louks; his wife, Linda Behrens; his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren: Taletha and Colby (Elianna and Iver) Skar, Erica Behrens and Tyler Larsen, and Rachel Behrens; mother-in-law, Rose Kean; brother and sisters-in-law, Mark and Sherry Kean, Ann and Marvin Anderson, and Al and Sue Kean; nieces, nephews, and great-niece, Amanda and Jake (Greta) Bosley, Nathan, Ryan, and Jared Kean.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Byron. There will be no visitation prior to the funeral. A luncheon will be held in the church hall immediately following the service. A private family burial will be held later in the day at Mount Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or plants, please consider making a donation to Oxbow Park.